Author Eric Vickrey Celebrates the Launch of "Runnin' Redbirds" and "Season of Shattered Dreams"

Saturday, April 27 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Jacoby Arts Center | Alton, IL

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Alton native Eric Vickrey will be selling and signing copies of his two books: "Runnin' Redbirds: The World Champion 1982 St. Louis Cardinals" and the newly-released "Season of Shattered Dreams: Postwar Baseball, the Spokane Indians, and a Tragic Bus Crash That Changed Everything."

Runnin' Redbirds, published in November 2023 by McFarland Books, chronicles how the Cardinals reached baseball's pinnacle, from Whitey Herzog's rebuild to the final out of the '82 World Series. Sourced by original player interviews and hundreds of newspapers and books, this detailed account will take Cardinal fans back to a bygone era of baseball. Author and Cardinal fan Will Leitch called Runnin' Redbirds "electric and irresistible."

Season of Shattered Dreams, published in April 2024 by Rowman and Littlefield, tells the forgotten true story of a minor league baseball team and its tragic bus accident, which to this day is the deadliest incident in the history of American professional sports. Set in the era of World War II, it is a fascinating story of heartbreak, perseverance, and incredible happenstance.

Both books will be available for $25 each.


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Saturday, April 27 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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